Prince and his purple piano inspired this new Pantone Color


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/15/prince-and-his-purple-piano-in.html


#2

Cashing in on Prince to sell a color? Waaaaait is this the same guy who patented black?


#3

I love Prince and I LOVE purple, but how the hell am I supposed to call out this color on my proof sheets? I’ll have to get a special font for his symbol.


#4

He was the only guy from the 1989 Batman movie who could rock a purple suit better than the Joker.


#5

The color formerly known as purple, of course!


#6

Well, in all seriousness…

This official shade – named “Love Symbol #2


#7

I know… I saw that too. I guess it’s like Reflex Blue, it has a name, not a number.


#8

It’s like the opposite of Patrick McGoohan.


#9

I do appreciate Pantone naming a color after Prince, but considering they’re in the business of making money off their colors it does feel less than genuine to me.


#10

It appears to be the same color that our library was painted, nearly twenty years ago. It took the paint-mixer three tries to get it right.


#11

And it’s Number Two!


#12

I don’t get this joke. I am sure it is very funny, though :wink:


#13

Be seeing you!


#14

He’s a secret agent, man.

They’ve given him a number and taken away his name.


#15

“Questions are a burden upon others.”

BTW, the other day I bought the 2009 remake… watched the first episode and was done with it, at least for now.
Might give it another try later - sometimes you just pick the wrong day, you know what I mean.
But so far the only bit I really liked were the vintage cars.


#16

I never even heard of that remake. Hard to imagine it could stand up to the original.


#17

It doesn’t. Mostly because it’s deceidedly undeceided between “let’s keep close to the original” and “let’s do something entirely new altogether”, so it doesn’t go anywhere, I think.

You know your project is in trouble when even Gandalf and Jesus can’t get it off the ground.


#18

One thing that purple presumably isn’t, is the shade of purple of his piano - right? The piano would have been painted in a paint shade then already commercially available.

Or does commercial availability of a paint not imply the existence of a Pantone colour?


#19

Prince and his Purple Piano

Sounds like a musical spinoff adaptation of Harold


#20

I’m more of a RAL guy myself.